POLLS:: GINGRICH holds clear lead in new South Carolina poll – CBS News

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POLLS:: GINGRICH holds clear lead in new South Carolina poll – CBS News

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may have pulled too far ahead in South Carolina for Mitt Romney to catch up, according to a poll of likely Republican voters in the Palmetto state released Friday.

The former speaker has the lead with 32 percent in a new Clemson University poll, conducted January 18-19. Romney comes in second with 26 percent, while Rep. Ron Paul places third at 11 percent and former Sen. Rick Santorum places fourth with 9 percent. Twenty percent of voters remain undecided. The poll has a 4.73 percent margin of error.

In a separate poll released Thursday by American Research Group (ARG), Gingrich and Romney were essentially tied, 33 percent to 32 percent for the former Massachusetts governor.

The six-point difference between Gingrich and Romney in the Clemson poll may be too large for the former Massachusetts governor to make up before Saturday’s primary — even following the charge from Gingrich’s former wife Marianne that Gingrich had asked her for an “open marriage.” Gingrich has denied that charge.

via Gingrich holds clear lead in new South Carolina poll – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.

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